Centro Turístico Termal Coñaripe
About 51 kilometers east of Panguipulli and 15 kilometers southeast of Coñaripe on Ruta 201, the international highway to Junín de los Andes, the luxury Centro Turístico Termal Coñaripe occupies a site at the east end of Lago Pellaifa. Equipped with swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts, footpaths, and bridle trails, not to mention a 120-seat restaurant serving home-grown trout, it charges US$90/140–105/170 s/d with breakfast for each of its eight hotel rooms, but also full board packages. In addition, there are cabañas that can work out cheaper on a per person basis.
Pools are open to nonguests (US$10 pp, US$5 for children 2–10); access to the indoor pool/spa costs US$5 more. Day tours from Villarrica, including transportation, cost just US$19 and leave at 11:30 a.m. from the business office of the Centro Turístico Termal Coñaripe (Pedro Montt 525, Villarrica, tel. 045/411111, www.termasconaripe.cl).
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition